Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Wheeled)
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Two variants were planned:
- Fox (FV721) - fitted with a high velocity 30 mm L21 RARDEN cannon, the same as fitted to the FV107 Scimitar Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle a member of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) family
- Vixen - to replace Ferret in the liaison role, armed with no more than a light machine gun but with space for 4 including the crew.
Vixen was developed but was cancelled in the Mason defence review of 1974-75, and never reached service. Fox was deployed with both Regular Army and Territorial Army units but gathered a poor image due to some accidents where the vehicle tipped over - probably due to a combination of the high centre of gravity and poor driving.
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